sea scallop


: a large deep-water scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) of the Atlantic coast of North America that is harvested commercially for food

Examples of sea scallop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Larger sea scallops allow for a bit of browning while the inside remains creamy and tender. Katie Workman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023 According to the 2022 State of the Ecosystem New England report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lobster and sea scallop populations are seriously threatened by climate drivers like the disproportionate warming and acidification of the Gulf of Maine and nearby Georges Bank. Globe Staff,, 22 June 2022 Another Scotch-friendly dish Kneller suggests is the Rhode Island sea scallops; the tender mollusks are served with a dashi broth that has been washed with a bit of prosciutto fat. Robin Catalano, Travel + Leisure, 9 May 2023 Their pan seared Georges Bank sea scallops are a luxe local classic. Matt Wake |, al, 22 Apr. 2023 Much of the technology and methods used for Maine scallop aquaculture originated in Japan, which has been cultivating sea scallops since the 1950s. New York Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Crafted by Noble 33’s corporate executive chef AJ McCloud, the menu features rich dishes such as Duck Carnitas Tacos; Dover Sole in caper brown butter sauce; sea scallop and striped bass aguachile and the Earth + Sea, made up of a filet and poached lobster in madeira cream sauce. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Jan. 2023 The aguachile Tán, for example, is a crispy potato and chorizo taco with shrimp and aguachile verde, while sea scallop ceviche comes adorned with coconut, habanero, radish leaf and passion fruit. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 Dec. 2022 That science included studying whales in Iceland, the formation of ice and glaciers in the fjords of Greenland, and sea scallop colonies in Novia Scotia. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea scallop was circa 1931

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“Sea scallop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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